Feel free to join all three New York Chapters and cover more of New York with Laura, Rebecca (or Bec as most people call her) and Cindy.
For Trail Dames of the Mid-Hudson valley - Hike with Cindy
For Trail Dames of Capital District - Hike with Laura
For Trail Dames of the lower Hudson valley - Hike with Bec
Looking forward to adventuring with you all!
We'll see you on the trail!
Cindy, Laura and Bec

Laura Donovan
Head, Capital District

Greetings Trail Dames and Future Trail Dames of NY!!!
Two things run in my blood: hiking and teaching. I am a music teacher by day and a hiker on the weekends. So, naturally I wanted to combine the two. I couldn’t be happier to combine brainpower with the fabulous Rebecca to provide safe and inclusive hiking and outdoor adventures for the women of NY.
I have explored many trails in the southeastern part of the Adirondacks and the Capital Region of NY, often solo. I have also done quite a bit of hiking down in Georgia and South Carolina. I have done very small sections of the AT. Right now focusing on completing Georgia and Vermont.
Originally, I came across the Trail Dames when I lived in Georgia near Atlanta. Unfortunately, I discovered them a bit too late in my life adventure down there. I soon moved back to my home state of New York. So, I decided I would check out the Trail Dames once I got my life a bit more settled up here. I went to go find the NY chapter and it didn’t exist. So, I debated for a good while about applying to get the chapter going (again). Finally, I decided to go for it! I am honored the board chose me as one of your fearless leaders to undertake the NY chapter.
I cannot wait to share laughs, encouragement, stories, and new memories with the amazing Trail Dames of NY. Let hike together, fall on our butts together, learn together, eat bugs (maybe some dirt, too!) together and most importantly accomplish together! See you on the trail.

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